profilepath - User Profile

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Subject: profilepath - User Profile
Posted by:  shawnm (shawnm.3j5g…@DoNotSpam.com)
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008

Working with an extremely large active directory population and we are
trying to identify certain user object types. We thought those included
all objects that did not have a profilepath. However we noticed that we
were capturing objects we did not want.

Can somebody please explain (in lay terms I'm a project manager with
limited IT background but have working knowledge of AD) what the User
Profile path (similar to the one below see in ADUC and our AD reports)
does and why would there be objects created without one?

\\server#1.fully.qualified.domain.name\joe.a.user$\wsprofile

We have many "user" objects in AD that do not log onto the network and
do not have this profile path. We assumed that all objects that were
created minus this path could not log on to the network.

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